The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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Club Critique

How and why should one write deeply engaged, contemplative, and authentic criticism? From literature to food, music to screen, join these writers as they consider the purpose and scope of criticism, what role criticism has in the arts, as well as hopes and ambitions for the future of the form.


Dan Hogan

Dan Hogan (they/them) is a writer and teacher from San Remo, NSW (Awabakal and Worimi Country).

Jinghua Qian

Jinghua Qian (ey/eir/em) is a writer who works across prose, verse, audio and television.

Prithvi Varatharajan

Prithvi Varatharajan is a poet, essayist/critic, and sometimes literary audio producer who lives in Melbourne.

Vyshnavee Wijekumar

Vyshnavee Wijekumar is a freelance critic, arts worker and writer of Sri Lankan Tamil heritage.